Here are the books for the 1970's. Click on a thumbnail to see first edition criteria (and photos).

Year

Title

Author

Publisher



Mr. Sammler's Planet

1970


 

Mr. Sammler's Planet
First published in 1970 by The Viking Press, Inc. is stated on the copyright  (more...)

Last: Bellow
First: Saul

National Book Award

Viking
Original Price: $6.95
Pages: 313

The New Centurions

1970


 

The New Centurions
The first edition points are as follows: FIRST EDITION is stated on the  (more...)

Last: Wambaugh
First: Joseph

 

Little, Brown and Company
Original Price: $6.95
Pages: 376

The Third Life Of Grange Copeland

1970


 

The Third Life Of Grange Copeland
First edition is stated on the copyright page. Boards are gray with red  (more...)

Last: Walker
First: Alice

 

Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
Original Price: $5.95
Pages: 247

Angle of Repose

1971


 

Angle of Repose
"FIRST EDITION" is stated on copyright page, and 1971 is found on the title  (more...)

Last: Stegner
First: Wallace Earle

Pulitzer Prize

Doubleday
Original Price: $7.95
Pages: 569

The Tenants

1971


 

The Tenants
"First printing, 1971" is stated on the copyright page. (more...)

Last: Malamud
First: Bernard

 

Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Original Price: $6.95
Pages: 230

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

1971


 

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
FIRST PRINTING is stated on the bottom of the copyright page. Boards are  (more...)

Last: Gaines
First: Ernest J.

 

Dial Press
Original Price: $6.95
Pages: 245

The Book of Daniel

1971


 

The Book of Daniel
The copyright pages states "First Edition" below Random House line number "9  (more...)

Last: Doctorow
First: E.L.

 

Random House
Original Price: $6.95
Pages: 303

Americana

1971


 

Americana
"First Printing" is stated on the copyright page with not references to  (more...)

Last: DeLillo
First: Don

 

Houghton Mifflin Company
Original Price: $6.95
Pages: 388

The Exorcist

1971


 

The Exorcist
Copyright page says FIRST EDITION and there is a full number line "71 72 73  (more...)

Last: Blatty
First: William Peter

 

Harper and Row
Original Price: $6.95
Pages: 340

The Complete Stories

1971


 

The Complete Stories
"First printing, 1971" is stated on the copyright page with no references to  (more...)

Last: O'Connor
First: Flannery

National Book Award

Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Original Price: $10.00
Pages: 555

The Optimist's Daughter

1972


 

The Optimist's Daughter
FIRST EDITION is stated on the copyright page below the full Random House  (more...)

Last: Welty
First: Eudora

Pulitzer Prize

Random House
Original Price: $5.95
Pages: 180

The Boys of Summer

1972


 

The Boys of Summer
FIRST EDITION is stated on the copyright page with number line on the bottom  (more...)

Last: Kahn
First: Roger

 

Harper and Row
Original Price: $8.95
Pages: 442

Watership Down (U.S.)

1972


 

Watership Down (U.S.)
The true first edition was published by Rex Collings, London. Below is the  (more...)

Last: Adams
First: Richard

 

Macmillan
Original Price: $6.95
Pages: 429

Chimera

1972


 

Chimera
The true first edition was a special signed edition limited to 300 copies  (more...)

Last: Barth
First: John

National Book Award

Random House
Original Price: $6.95
Pages: 308

Augustus

1972


 

Augustus
"First published in 1972 by The Viking Press, Inc." is stated on the  (more...)

Last: Williams
First: John

National Book Award

Viking
Original Price: $7.95
Pages: 305

The Stepford Wives

1972


 

The Stepford Wives
First Edition is stated below the Random House number line "98765432".  (more...)

Last: Levin
First: Ira

 

Random House
Original Price: $4.95
Pages: 145

End Zone

1972


 

End Zone
First Printing is stated on the copyright page with no references to  (more...)

Last: DeLillo
First: Don

 

Houghton Mifflin Company
Original Price: $5.95
Pages: 242

Marriages and Infidelities

1972


 

Marriages and Infidelities
Copyright page has no statements of subsequent printings. Brown cloth boards  (more...)

Last: Oates
First: Joyce Carol

 

Vanguard Press
Original Price: $7.95
Pages: 497

The Terminal Man

1972


 

The Terminal Man
FIRST EDITION is stated on copyright page. 1972 is stated on title page.  (more...)

Last: Crichton
First: Michael

 

Alfred A. Knopf
Original Price: $6.95
Pages: 247

Green Darkness

1973


 

Green Darkness
FIRST PRINTING is stated on the copyright page with no references to  (more...)

Last: Seton
First: Anya

 

Houghton Mifflin Company
Original Price: $8.95
Pages: 591

Gravity's Rainbow

1973


 

Gravity's Rainbow
Copyright page states "First published in 1973 in a hardbound and paperbound  (more...)

Last: Pynchon
First: Thomas

National Book Award

Viking
Original Price: $15.00
Pages: 760

A Crown of Feathers

1973


 

A Crown of Feathers
"First printing, 1973" is stated on the copyright page with no other  (more...)

Last: Singer
First: Isaac Bashevis

National Book Award

Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Original Price: $8.95
Pages: 342

Burr

1973


 

Burr
First Edition is stated on the copyright page below Random House number line  (more...)

Last: Vidal
First: Gore

 

Random House
Original Price: $8.95
Pages: 430

Child of God

1973


 

Child of God
First Edition is stated on the copyright page. Boards are red with blue  (more...)

Last: McCarthy
First: Cormac

 

Random House
Original Price: $5.95
Pages: 197

Rembrandt's Hat

1973


 

Rembrandt's Hat
"First printing, 1973" is stated on the copyright page with no mention of  (more...)

Last: Malamud
First: Bernard

 

Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Original Price: $6.95
Pages: 204

Field Guide

1973


 

Field Guide
Both title page and copyright page state 1973, and copyright page has no  (more...)

Last: Hass
First: Robert

 

Yale University Press
Original Price: $5.00
Pages: 73

The Onion Field

1973


 

The Onion Field
"First printing 1973" is stated on the copyright page. Dust jacket has a  (more...)

Last: Wambaugh
First: Joseph

 

Delacorte Press
Original Price: $8.95
Pages: 427

The Killer Angels

1974


 

The Killer Angels
Copyright page has 5 lines of text on the top, and five lines of text on the  (more...)

Last: Shaara
First: Michael

Pulitzer Prize

McKay
Original Price: $8.95
Pages: 374

Dog Soldiers

1974


 

Dog Soldiers
FIRST PRINTING is stated on the copyright page. Dust jacket carries a price  (more...)

Last: Stone
First: Robert

National Book Award

Houghton Mifflin Company
Original Price: $8.95
Pages: 342

Jaws

1974


 

Jaws
First Edition is stated on the copyright page, and 044 is printed on the last  (more...)

Last: Benchley
First: Peter

 

Doubleday & Company
Original Price: $6.95
Pages: 311

Carrie

1974


 

Carrie
"First Edition" is stated on the copyright page, and "P6" printed in the  (more...)

Last: King
First: Stephen

 

Doubleday
Original Price: $5.95
Pages: 199

Tim

1974


 

Tim
FiRST EDITION is stated on the copyright page and there is a full number line  (more...)

Last: McCullough
First: Colleen

 

Harper and Row
Original Price: $6.95
Pages: 248

Sula

1974


 

Sula
"First Edition" is stated on the copyright page with no references to  (more...)

Last: Morrison
First: Toni

 

Alfred A. Knopf
Original Price: $5.95
Pages: 174

The Hair of Harold Roux

1974


 

The Hair of Harold Roux
FIRST EDITION is stated both on the top of the copyright page, and on the  (more...)

Last: Williams
First: Thomas

National Book Award

Random House
Original Price: $7.95
Pages: 373

Marathon Man

1974


 

Marathon Man
"First printing" is stated on the copyright page with no references to  (more...)

Last: Goldman
First: William

 

Delacorte Press
Original Price: $7.95
Pages: 309

The Dogs of War (UK)

1974


 

The Dogs of War (UK)
First published 1974 is stated on the copyright page. Boards are black with  (more...)

Last: Forsyth
First: Frederick

 

Hutchinson
Original Price: £2.50 net
Pages: 384

Pilgrim At Tinker Creek

1974


 

Pilgrim At Tinker Creek
FIRST U.S. EDITION is stated on the copyright page, and complete number line  (more...)

Last: Dillard
First: Annie

Pulitzer Prize

Harper and Row
Original Price: $7.95
Pages: 271

Celestial Navigation

1974


 

Celestial Navigation
First Edition is stated on the bottom of the copyright page with no  (more...)

Last: Tyler
First: Anne

 

Alfred A. Knopf
Original Price: $6.95
Pages: 276

Gather Together in My Name

1974


 

Gather Together in My Name
First Edition is stated on the copyright page below full Random House number  (more...)

Last: Angelou
First: Maya

 

Random House
Original Price: $5.95
Pages: 214

Humboldt's Gift

1975


 

Humboldt's Gift
States on the copyright page "First published in 1975 by the Viking Press,  (more...)

Last: Bellow
First: Saul

Pulitzer Prize

Viking
Original Price: $10.00
Pages: 487

Ragtime

1975


 

Ragtime
The true first was a signed edition limited to 150 copies issued in a  (more...)

Last: Doctorow
First: E.L.

 

Random House
Original Price: $8.95
Pages: 270

Looking for Mr. Goodbar

1975


 

Looking for Mr. Goodbar
"Copyright 1975 by Judith Rossner" is on copyright page along with "1 2 3 4 5  (more...)

Last: Rossner
First: Judith

 

Simon and Schuster
Original Price: $7.95
Pages: 284

J R

1975


 

J R
FIRST EDITION is stated on the copyright page with no references to  (more...)

Last: Gaddis
First: William

National Book Award

Alfred A. Knopf
Original Price: $15.00
Pages: 726

Terms of Endearment

1975


 

Terms of Endearment
Copyright page has full number line "1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10". tan paper boards  (more...)

Last: McMurtry
First: Larry

 

Simon and Schuster
Original Price: $9.95
Pages: 410

Black Sunday

1975


 

Black Sunday
Copyright page has no reference to edition or printing. There is no printing  (more...)

Last: Harris
First: Thomas

 

Putnam
Original Price: $7.95
Pages: 318

The Great Train Robbery

1975


 

The Great Train Robbery
FIRST EDITION is stated on the copyright page. Boards are olive with maroon  (more...)

Last: Crichton
First: Michael

 

Alfred A. Knopf
Original Price: $7.95
Pages: 266

Roots

1976


 

Roots
First Edition is stated on the copyright page. Boards are rust brown with  (more...)

Last: Haley
First: Alex

Pulitzer Prize

Doubleday and Company
Original Price: $12.50
Pages: 587

The Deep

1976


 

The Deep
FIRST EDITION is stated on the copyright page. Book is green with black  (more...)

Last: Benchley
First: Peter

 

Doubleday & Company
Original Price: $7.95
Pages: 301

The Boys from Brazil

1976


 

The Boys from Brazil
FIRST EDITION is stated below Random House number line "2 4 6 8 7 5 3". Gray  (more...)

Last: Levin
First: Ira

 

Random House
Original Price: $8.95
Pages: 312

The Spectator Bird

1976


 

The Spectator Bird
The first edition was published by The Franklin Library as a limited first  (more...)

Last: Stegner
First: Wallace

National Book Award

Franklin Library
Pages: 267

Interview with the Vampire

1976


 

Interview with the Vampire
FIRST EDITION is stated on the copyright page, with 1976 stated on the title  (more...)

Last: Rice
First: Anne

 

Alfred A. Knopf
Original Price: $8.95
Pages: 372

Elbow Room

1977


 

Elbow Room
"FIRST EDITION" is stated on copyright page above "T 09/77" with no  (more...)

Last: McPherson
First: James Alan

Pulitzer Prize

Little, Brown
Original Price: $8.95
Pages: 241

The Thorn Birds

1977


 

The Thorn Birds
FIRST EDITION is stated in the middle of the text on the copyright page. The  (more...)

Last: McCullough
First: Colleen

 

Harper and Row
Original Price: $9.95
Pages: 533

The Falconer

1977


 

The Falconer
First Edition is stated on the copyright page. (more...)

Last: Cheever
First: John

 

Alfred A. Knopf
Original Price: $7.95
Pages: 213

Blood Tie

1977


 

Blood Tie
Copyright page has full number line "S 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1". Back of dust  (more...)

Last: Settle
First: Mary Lee

National Book Award

Houghton Mifflin
Original Price: $10.95
Pages: 386

Lancelot

1977


 

Lancelot
"First printing, 1977" is stated on the copyright page with no mention of  (more...)

Last: Percy
First: Walker

 

Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Original Price: $8.95
Pages: 257

Nightwing

1977


 

Nightwing
"First Edition" is stated on the copyright page with full number line "1 2 3  (more...)

Last: Smith
First: Martin Cruz

 

Norton & Company
Original Price: $8.95
Pages: 256

The Amityville Horror

1977


 

The Amityville Horror
Copyright page has full number line "10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1". Boards are brown  (more...)

Last: Anson
First: Jay

 

Prentice Hall
Original Price: $7.95
Pages: 201

Property Of

1977


 

Property Of
"First edition, 1977" is stated on the copyright page with no references to  (more...)

Last: Hoffman
First: Alice

 

Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Original Price: $8.95
Pages: 247

Song of Solomon

1977


 

Song of Solomon
First Edition is stated on the copyright page with no references to  (more...)

Last: Morrison
First: Toni

 

Alfred A. Knopf
Original Price: $8.95
Pages: 337

The Stories of John Cheever

1978


 

The Stories of John Cheever
"First Edition" is stated on copyright page. (more...)

Last: Cheever
First: John

Pulitzer Prize

National Book Award

Alfred A. Knopf
Original Price: $15.00
Pages: 693

The World According to Garp

1978


 

The World According to Garp
FIRST EDITION is stated below the number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 on the  (more...)

Last: Irving
First: John

National Book Award

Dutton
Original Price: $10.95
Pages: 437

The Stand

1978


 

The Stand
First Edition is stated on the bottom of the copyright page, with 1978 on  (more...)

Last: King
First: Stephen

 

Doubleday and Company
Original Price: $12.95
Pages: 823

Going after Cacciato

1978


 

Going after Cacciato
First printing is stated on the copyright page. Boards are blue cloth with  (more...)

Last: O'Brien
First: Tim

National Book Award

Delacorte Press
Original Price: $8.95
Pages: 338

The Executioner's Song

1979


 

The Executioner's Song
"FIRST EDITION" is stated on copyright page. (more...)

Last: Mailer
First: Norman

Pulitzer Prize

Little, Brown
Original Price: $16.95
Pages: 1056

Godel, Escher, Bach

1979


 

Godel, Escher, Bach
Copyright page has the number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. Binding is brown  (more...)

Last: Hofstadter
First: Douglas

Pulitzer Prize

Basic Books
Original Price: $18.50
Pages: 777

The Drowning Season

1979


 

The Drowning Season
Copyright page has number line "10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" followed by "First  (more...)

Last: Hoffman
First: Alice

 

Dutton
Original Price: $8.95
Pages: 212

Secrets and Surprises

1979


 

Secrets and Surprises
FIRST EDITION is stated on the copyright page beneath Random House number  (more...)

Last: Beattie
First: Ann

 

Random House
Original Price: $8.95
Pages: 307

The Right Stuff

1979


 

The Right Stuff
"First printing, 1979" is stated on the copyright page. Gray boards. (more...)

Last: Wolfe
First: Tom

 

Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Original Price: $12.95
Pages: 436

Sophie's Choice

1979


 

Sophie's Choice
There are two limited editions vying for true first status. The true first  (more...)

Last: Styron
First: William

National Book Award

Franklin Library
Pages: 624

Suttree

1979


 

Suttree
First Edition is stated below Random House number line "24689753". Board are  (more...)

Last: McCarthy
First: Cormac

 

Random House
Original Price: $12.95
Pages: 471

On Golden Pond

1979


 

On Golden Pond
First edition is stated on the copyright page with no references to  (more...)

Last: Thompson
First: Ernest

 

Dodd, Mead and Company
Original Price: $7.95
Pages: 191

The Dead Zone

1979


 

The Dead Zone
"First published in 1979 by The Viking Press" is stated on the copyright page  (more...)

Last: King
First: Stephen

 

Viking Press
Original Price: $11.95
Pages: 426

Birdy

1979


 

Birdy
First Edition is stated on the copyright page. Boards are blue with gilt  (more...)

Last: Wharton
First: William

National Book Award

Alfred A. Knopf
Original Price: $8.95
Pages: 310


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